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Interview: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

Andrew O’Shaughnessy is the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and a Professor of History at the University of Virginia. 927 more words

American Revolution

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Typically, Americans think about the Revolutionary War from our prospective. We have celebrated George Washington and practically deified the Founding Fathers. We focus on how we defeated the most powerful country in the world, but rarely explain why Britain was hampered in their war effort in the colonies. Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy tries to correct that problem with his new book entitled The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of Empire. Tom Cutterham from The Junto has an interview with O'Shaughnessy about his new book. O'Shaughnessy explains why Britain, despite talented young military leadership, were doomed in their efforts as early as 1778.

What is the Difference Between Heir Apparent and Heir Presumptive?

In my latest WIP (Work in Progress), one of the important characters is the “heir presumptive” to his brother. What does that mean, and how does it differ from “heir apparent”? 2,006 more words

British History

Cunnilingus in the Middle Ages and the Problem of Understanding Past Sex Lives

By  Tom O’Donnell

In order to conjure up the sexual practices of our forebears we have to bridge gaps. Gaps in language, time and ways of thinking. 745 more words

History Of Sexuality

The Hammersmith Ghost: Legal Precedent in the UK Regarding Self-Defence

The Hammersmith Ghost murder case of 1804 set a legal precedent in the UK regarding self-defence: whether someone could be held liable for their actions even if they were the consequence of a mistaken belief. 1,069 more words

British History

Some thoughts on ‘four nations history’ and the history of sexuality

Some thoughts on ‘four nations history’ and the history of sexuality

This week, PhD Student Simon Jenkins considers the implications of a ‘four nations’ approach for our understanding of the history of sexuality.  834 more words

Four Nations

The British Empire

The book I read to research this post was The British Empire A Very Short Introduction by Ashley Jackson that is a very good book which I bought from kindle. 363 more words


All Presidents except one are descended from King John of England

I came across this story and I thought it was particularly timely as the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, signed by King John, will take place next year. 159 more words

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